Monday, January 14, 2013

Retell Me a Story: New and Upcoming Retellings

Listless Monday was inspired by both Amanda at A Bookshelf Monstrosity's feature Books by Theme and Court at Once Upon a Bookshelf's Listed feature. Be sure to check out their lists!

Welcome to the second day of Retell Me a Story!  I've got another guest post coming up later, but be sure to check out the giveaway and Nikki's guest post from yesterday.  Also, for more complete lists of retellings, check out my giant list of classic and mythological retellings and my list of fairy tale retellings.
I'm happy to be sharing with you some of the excellent MG and YA retellings (and I use that term pretty loosely here) that have just come out or that are coming out this year.  I thought it would make a delightful Listless Monday post, too!  As you will see from the length of this post, there are certainly a LOT of retellings being published right now.  These range from fairy tale to mythological to classic retellings.  Hopefully you will see one or two here that pique your interest.

Recently Released Retellings:
Soonchild by Russell Hoban (August 2012)
Retelling Innuit mythology
The Odyssey by Gillian Cross (September 2012)
Retelling The Odyssey by Homer
Fathomless by Jackson Pearce (September 2012)
Retelling The Little Mermaid

Ten by Gretchen McNeil (September 2012)
Retelling And Then There Were None by Agatha Christie
The Turning by Francine Prose (September 2012)
Retelling The Turn of the Screw by Henry James
Fairy Tales from the Brothers Grimm by Philip Pullman (November 2012)
Retelling Grimm's fairy tales

Princess of the Silver Woods by Jessica Day George (December 2012)
Retelling Red Riding Hood (and Robin Hood)
Tempestuous by Kim Askew and Amy Helmes (December 2012)
Retelling The Tempest by William Shakespeare
Snow Whyte and the Queen of Mayhem by Melissa Lemon (Dec 2012)
Retelling Snow White

Doomed by Tracy Deebs (January 2013)
Retelling the Pandora myth
Catherine by April Lindner (January 2013)
Retelling Wuthering Heights by Emily Bronte
Splintered by A.G. Howard (January 2013)
Retelling Alice's Adventures in Wonderland by Lewis Carroll
Dr. Frankenstein's Daughters by Suzanne Weyn (January 2013)
Retelling Frankenstein by Mary Shelley (more of a sequel)

Upcoming Retellings:
The Madman's Daughter by Megan Shepherd (January 2013)
Retelling The Island of Dr. Moreau by H.G. Wells
The Trouble with Flirting by Clare LaZebnik (February 2013)
Retelling Mansfield Park by Jane Austen
Scarlet by Marissa Meyer (February 2013)
Retelling Red Riding Hood

A Touch of Scarlet by Eve Marie Mont (March 2013)
Retelling The Scarlet Letter by Nathaniel Hawthorne
Strands of Bronze and Gold by Jane Nickerson (March 2013)
Retelling Bluebeard
Frogged by Vivian Vande Velde (April 2013)
Retelling The Frog King

Life After Theft by Aprilynne Pike (April 2013)
Retelling The Scarlet Pimpernel by Baroness Orczy
The Hero's Guide to Storming the Castle by Christopher Healy (April 2013)
Retelling various fairy tales
Nameless: A Tale of Beauty and Madness by Lili St. Crow (April 2013)
Retelling Snow White

Furious by Jill Wolfson (April 2013)
Retelling (featuring?) the Greek Furies
Vengeance Bound by Justine Ireland (April 2013)
Retelling (featuring?) the Greek Furies
Rump: The True Story of Rumpelstiltskin by Liesl Shurtliff (April 2013)
Retelling Rumpelstiltskin

Jane Austen Goes to Hollywood by Abby McDonald (April 2013)
Retelling Sense and Sensibility by Jane Austen
Beauty by Nancy Ohlin (May 2013)
Retelling Snow White
Towering by Alex Flinn (May 2013)
Retelling Rapunzel

Of Beast and Beauty by Stacey Jay (July 2013)
Retelling Beauty and the Beast
All Our Pretty Songs by Sarah McCarry (July 2013)
Retelling the Orpheus and Eurydice myth
The Fairest of Them All by Carolyn Turgeon (August 2013)
Retelling Rapunzel and Snow White

Antigoddess by Kendare Blake (September 2013)
Retelling (starring?) various Greek gods
Cold Spell by Jackson Pearce (Fall 2013)
Retelling The Snow Queen (cover not available)
Across a Star-swept Sea by Diana Peterfreund (Fall 2013)
Retelling The Scarlet Pimpernel by Baroness Orczy (cover not available)
My Name is Rapunzel by K.C. Hilton (sometime in 2013)
Retelling Rapunzel

As you can see, a lot of retellings recently released or coming out this year.  I'd love for you to share with me any that I might have missed. Or any that you are particularly excited about!

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  1. Thanks so much for this great list! I love retellings, and have printed this out so I can take it to the library with me! :--)

    1. Yeah! I hope you find something great from the list.

  2. This is a fabulous list, of which most of the items on it have been immediately transferred to my TBR list!

  3. That is an amazing collection of upcoming releases! So much work, Melissa. Thanks for the heads up.

    1. I'm pretty excited to post your upcoming retellings as there are several on there I didn't include!

  4. Wow, there really are a lot of them, aren't there? Thanks for this list -- I've added a bunch of titles from it to my TBR mountain!

    1. I was surprised how many! And I'm happy to build your mountain :)

  5. My Goodness! My wishlist just grew. Thank you for listing them all.

    I've got Tempestuous next in line to read, and I can't wait. :)

    1. I'm excited to see what you think of Tempestuous. I've never read The Tempest, but I might just have to give it a try if Tempestuous is good.

  6. THANK you. What a great post. :)

    1. No problem! Hope you found something great to read :)


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